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The 2020 CR: What’s Inside

H.R. 8337 would extend government funding through December 11, 2020, averting a government shutdown that would otherwise begin October 1.  The continuing resolution (CR) would generally extend fiscal 2020 funding levels while including some “anomalies” that would adjust the amount available to agencies or extend authorities.  The measure reflects an agreement between Democrats and Republicans over farm and food aid programs.  The measure would also extend surface transportation programs, the […]

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State Action on Mandatory Flu Vaccines

by: Ryan J. Stevens As COVID death tolls in the United States continues to rise and the economic impacts of the uncontained pandemic continue to harm schools, businesses, and households, many states are considering requiring flu vaccinations this fall.  Which states may require flu vaccines this fall? Massachusetts The Massachusetts Department of Public Health recommends an annual influenza vaccine for anyone older than six months.  In August, the Commonwealth announced […]

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CARES Act Funding & K-12 Education

H.R. 748, the CARES Act, provided roughly $2 trillion to individuals, businesses, and states in response to the coronavirus pandemic.  DMGS previously looked at the CARES Act, which allocated $150 billion in aid to state, local, and tribal governments. The President signed the CARES Act into law nearly five months ago.  Since then, schools have shifted to virtual learning and canceled on-site learning.  As states and school districts wrestle over […]

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How Will U.S. Students Learn in the 2020-2021 School Year: UPDATED

A look at what every state and major counties are doing to bring education to kids in the age of coronavirus and amid a pandemic. Alabama Alabama plans to reopen its schools on time for the Fall season.  K-12 public schools will reopen as early as August, though it is still unclear how many students and teachers will be returning for in-person instruction.  Alabama is also preparing a statewide virtual […]

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